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Heat wave persists in San Diego County but relief will arrive this weekend

 

Last updated 10/16/2020 at 9:22am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Triple-digit heat is expected once again Friday, Oct. 16 in many San Diego County communities, but relief from the scorching conditions will arrive this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The high pressure system fueling the heat wave will linger for another day, then temperatures will begin dropping on Saturday and keep dropping through the middle of next week, forecasters said.

A heat advisory remains in effect until 5 p.m. today in coastal areas and the western valleys.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors, according to the NWS. The agency also stresses that children, seniors and pets must never be left in a vehicle parked in hot weather, even with windows open, as interior temperatures can rapidly turn lethal.

High temperatures today are forecast to reach 86 degrees near the coast, 95 inland, 101 in the western valleys, 92 in the mountains and 105 in the deserts.

 

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